All Nature & Outdoor Activities

Get your heart pumping! Speed along world-famous mountain bike trails, take in the magnificent views on a hike, or discover woodlands teeming with wildlife. Whether you have a need for speed or are looking to be inspired, get your thrills right where Scotland starts.


Coldingham Sands - Coldingham

Nature & Animals

The award-winning Coldingham beach


Velvet Hall Alpacas - Innerleithen

Nature & Animals

Alpaca trekking in the Scottish Borders


Beirhope Alpacas - Kelso

Outdoor Activities

Beirhope Alpacas offers a unique outdoor experience, from alpaca trekking in the Cheviot Hills to off grid eco camping in the most spectacular rural location.


Newcastleton 7stanes - Newcastleton

Outdoor Activities

Newcastleton is one of the 7stanes mountain bike trail centres offering routes for beginners and those seeking a more adventurous ride.


Eyemouth Rib Trips - Eyemouth

Outdoor Activities

Gentle trips exploring our amazing coastline, or Fast Blast trips for thrill seekers.


Duns Castle Nature Reserve - Duns

Nature & Animals

Duns Castle Nature Reserve is surrounded by mixed woodland with two man-made lochs; Hen Loch and Mill Dam.


Dawyck Botanic Garden - Stobo

Parks & Gardens

Dawyck Botanic Garden is an impressive Garden in the hills of the Scottish Borders with seasonal displays of colourful flowers and plants and breathtaking trees


St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve - St Abbs

Nature & Animals

Breath-taking coastal headland with dramatic cliffs, famed for its seabird colonies!


Bier Law Circular - Walkerburn

Low Level Walks

This circular is easier than its length suggests because it follows forestry tracks and has super views over the Tweed Valley hills. Duration: 3-4hours


Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve - Loanhead

Parks & Gardens

Straiton Pond Local Nature Reserve is a small wildlife haven, set amid rolling farmland, and close to Loanhead and Straiton Retail Park


RSPB Mull of Galloway - Stranraer

Nature & Animals

An outstanding coastal reserve of grassland and heath.


Berwickshire Coastal Path - Cockburnspath

Outdoor Activities

The Berwickshire Coastal Path is one of Scotland's Great Trails starting at Cockburnspath in the north down to Berwick upon Tweed.


Jenny Barry’s Cave - Carlops

Nature & Animals

Jenny Barry was reputed to be one of the two witches or 'carlins' from which the village of Carlops takes its name.


The Tweed Walk to Lyne - Peebles

Low Level Walks

An intermediate walk on mostly good paths with some stretches can be muddy after wet weather. Boots or strong shoes are recommended. Distance: 7 miles


Neth Hill Border Collies - Heriot

Nature & Animals

Sheepdog Demonstration in the beautiful Moorfoot hills. Come and watch sheepdogs in action in their own environment


Southerness Beach and Lighthouse - Southerness

Nature & Animals

The beach at Southerness is popular for its clean white sands, and is a great spot for paddling at high tide.


Roslin to Penicuik - Gunpowder walking path - Roslin

Nature & Animals

A walk taking in Midlothian’s former paper and gunpowder mill sites.


Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room - Dunragit

Parks & Gardens

Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful made gardens in Scotland with unique & stunning sea views across the Mull of…


Philiphaugh Estate - Selkirk

Nature & Animals

Salmon Viewing Centre with live cameras underwater. Riverside, battlefield and wildlife walks. Hydro station. Walled garden and Gin Distillery. Waterwheel cafe.


Glencorse View and Great Glen Mystery Trail - Penicuik

Low Level Walks

A great walk for families or those wanting a short walk with magnificent views of Glencorse Reservoir. Distance 2.7 miles/1-1.5 hours


Colvend Golf Club - Dalbeattie,

Golf Course

Our testing parkland layout offers a challenge to all abilities and is one of the area’s most popular golfing experiences.


RSPB Mersehead - Dumfries

Nature & Animals

A spectacular reserve, based on the Solway Firth.


Peggy's Pool - Carlops

Nature & Animals

Peggy's Pool on the North Esk River


Roslin Glen Country Park - Roslin

Parks & Gardens

Roslin Glen Country Park, a place with a rich industrial and cultural heritage. Explore the natural Esk Valley on a number of walks spotting wildlife


Bowmont Forest - Kelso

Nature & Animals

Bowmont Forest lies 3 miles south of Kelso, to the east of Eckford.


Cauldshiels Loch - Melrose

Low Level Walks

A small loch, wooded on its north shore and a great habitat for birdlife. Folklore records that the loch is home to a bogle in…


The Meldons and Eddleston - Eddleston

Nature & Animals

This is a longer cycling route of around 22.5 miles which lies in Eddleston.


Harlaw Reservoir - Balerno

Nature & Animals

A gentle walk around a reservoir built to supply water to Edinburgh and surrounding areas


Salmon Pools on the Tweed - Galashiels

Outdoor Activities

One of three salmon pools on this bend in the River Tweed.


Glencorse Reservoir - Penicuik

Nature & Animals

Glencorse Reservoir is a reservoir in Midlothian, Scotland, UK, two miles west of Glencorse, in the Pentland Hills.